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Glendale Garden: Guidelines

Glendale School Garden

Welcome to the Glendale Snack Garden: Growing and Nutrition Education

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Safety

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Garden Wear

  • Use garden gloves when working with the soil or plants
  • Always wear fully closed shoes, avoid flip flops and open-toed footwear
  • Use a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses during peak daylight hours
  • Wear sunscreen and insect repellant according to label instructions

Using Garden Tools

  • Grab and use garden tools appropriately and only use the tools for what they are meant to do (pounding, digging, shoveling, moving etc)
  • When tools are not used, place garden tools with the sharp edge toward the ground
  • Return cleaned tools back to their proper place

Using Kitchen Tools

  • Use kitchen tools under the direction of an adult
  • Use kitchen tools appropriately and only use the tools for they are meant to do (slicing, chopping, cleaning etc)
  • Clean and replace tools back to their proper place

Avoiding Insect Bites

Wash hands often

  • Before and after planting
  • Before and after harvesting
  • Before and after preparing and eating

WALK in the garden. RUN in the playground!

 

Respect

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Respect each other

  • Use the garden as you would a classroom NOT as a playground
  • Work together to achieve your garden goals.
  • Take turns. 

Respect the plants

  • Eating and touching plants should be under the direction of an adult. Not all plants in the garden are safe for touching or eating.
  • Plants can be very sensitive to human activity. Use tools and harvest under the direction of an adult.
  • Walk on the paths, NOT the growing beds.

Respect the garden creatures

  • Generally, it is best to not touch, chase or harm any garden insects or creatures. Animal visitors are usually the sign of a well-developed and active living environment.
  • Report immediately any insect bites or stings to an adult.

Respect garden tools, hardware and art (shed, tables, fences etc)

  • Only adults are welcome in the shed. Tools should be brought out to use and placed back in its proper place by adults only.
  • Please treat this space and items as if it was your own. Say NO to Vandalizing. 
  • Report vandals to an adult

Snack only in areas that are marked as "Snackable"

  • Snack on items under the direction of an adult.
  • Please snack only in areas marked with a "Snack Sign"

Responsibility

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Planting

  • All planting in the garden should be planned and coordinated with the GSG Steering Committee or resident expert(s)
  • Use either a prearranged Recipe Planting Guide OR
  • Develop a planting guide with the assistance of the resident expert(s)

Maintenance

  • All maintenance in the garden should be planned and coordinated with the GSG Steering Committee or resident expert(s)
  • All maintenance needs to be in compliance with the MMSD organic gardening guidelines
  • Weeding, pruning, watering, mulching etc needs to be in coordination with the GSG Steering Committee or resident expert(s)

 

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